Please join me and gardeners from all over the known blogging world, as we share the blooms that make us smile and keep us working out there in the heat and humidity every chance we get. Carol, of May Dreams Gardens, hosts Bloom Day on the fifteen of each month...Now, head over there to find links to hundreds of posts that will leave you smiling!
Here are a few my blooming flowers~~ I hope they make you smile.
If you have the time, any photo can be enlarged with a click!
Summer Phlox/Fall phlox, another, practically perfect phlox (n) ~~Phlox paniculata spp
The Susans with a friend~~ Rudbeckia hirta spp
Joe Pye Weed ~~ Eupatorium purpureum spp with The Susans and other friends
Lantana is a well behaved, native friendly exotic.
Look at how nicely it plays with Liatris spicata,
(enlarge to see the bee)
Candylily x Pardancanda norrisii 'Dazzler'
Can you tell that Blackberry Lily is a parent?
The seed head berries up, too.
Zinnia elegans~~ I think zinnias are dazzling and so do the bees and skippers!
This little bug likes them, too.
Aster frikartii 'Mönch' not a native, but it's very friendly to bees and butterflies
Worth a second look! I am completely charmed that it's blooming now!
Stoke's Aster~~ Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'
A non flopping, stand up straight, look good for a long time perennial.
Evergreen rosettes in my Zone 7 garden.
There's more, but let me save a few for another time. Have a delicious day and remember~~
The Earth Laughs in Flowers
- Ralph Waldo Emerson-
Have fun out there!